Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) STCW Continued Competence Refresher

For holders with qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Continued Competence, CoST Revalidation, STCW 95 Revalidation, Basic Sea Safety

Australia's best value STCW refresher training. Revalidate your AMSA-issued Certificate of Safety Training (COST) STCW.

Who should participate?

The Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Continued Competence Refresher Training is designed for holders of an AMSA issued Certificates of Safety Training, Navigational Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating and meets the mandatory Sea Survival and Fire Fighting continued competency requirements for current Seafarers with qualifying sea service.

Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements.

Certificate of Safety Training holders without qualifying sea service should complete our Revalidation course.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • STCW Certificate of Safety Training


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course:

  • Sea Survival and Fire Fighting Continued Competence for holders of Certificates of Safety Training, Navigational Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating (AMSA approved), meeting the relevant competencies from:
    • Personal Survival Techniques – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1 
    •  Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required.

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.


  • Duration: 2 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Note:

    Due to the uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19, and in line with the advice from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), AMSA have approved extending STCW certificates by six months. AMSA will do this if satisfied that the person does not meet revalidation requirements due to circumstances beyond their control due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the AMSA website for advice on how to apply for an extension.

  • Course Options: (including GST)
    December 8-9, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,080
    December 14-15, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $1,080
    2021 Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $1,080 Join Waitlist

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